March Newsletter 2018

March 23, 2018

Biggest Sale Ever!

A generous donor wants to get our new leukemia book into the hands of every parent of a child with leukemia in the United States. To accomplish this goal, the donor is underwriting a huge sale of our new book, Childhood Leukemia, as well as our other four titles. Please tell your clinic or support group about this one-time only opportunity. If you buy 25 – 99 books, you’ll save 50%. If you buy 100 or more, you’ll save 60%! Contact [email protected] and he will he will make it easy to order. To learn more about our books, please visit

Childhood Leukemia: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers, 5th ed

After diagnosis, families have a huge need for accurate information and a steep learning curve. To help them cope during the years of treatment, our book contains easy-to-understand text that has been reviewed by distinguished experts in childhood cancer. This comprehensive guide covers acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML). Woven throughout the text are true stories—practical, poignant, moving, funny—from more than 170 children with leukemia, their siblings, and their parents. Childhood Leukemia, 5th ed. was just published! For more info, visit this page.

Childhood Cancer: A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers, 3rd ed

This comprehensive guide covers neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, Wilms tumor (and other kidney tumors), hepatoblastoma (and other liver tumors), osteosarcoma (and other bone sarcomas), rhabdomyosarcoma (and other soft tissue sarcomas). It contains essential information that families and friends need after diagnosis and during treatment, including how to:

  • Understand the diagnosis
  • Get excellent treatment
  • Cope with side effects
  • Find emotional support
  • Identify helpful resources

More than 150 children with solid tumors, their siblings, and their parents shared their stories, and the text was reviewed by experts in pediatric oncology. The foreword was written by Garrett Brodeur, MD, Co-director of the Division of Oncology and Director of the Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. For more information, visit this page.

Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors, 2nd ed.

This comprehensive parent guide covers medulloblastoma, astrocytoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET), brainstem gliomas, hypothalamic gliomas, atrypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), ependymomas, craniopharyngiomas, germ cell tumors, and choroid plexis tumors. It was written by a nurse practitioner with 30+ years treating children with brain tumors, a physician parent of a medulloblastoma survivor, and a writer who is the parent of a long-term survivor of childhood cancer. About 120 parents, kids with brain tumors, and their sibling shared stories, and the text was reviewed by renowned experts in the field. For more information, visit this page.

Childhood Cancer Survivors: A Practical Guide to Your Future, 3rd ed.

Almost half a million survivors of childhood cancer live in the United States. The surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and stem cell transplants used to cure children and teens can affect growing bodies and developing minds. If survivors know of these potential problems, they can take steps to identify, cope with, or treat them early if they do develop. Our book, written by two medical experts in survivorship and a parent of a long-term survivor, charts the territory for survivors by providing helpful information about:

  • Medical late effects
  • Emotions
  • Follow-up care
  • Staying healthy
  • Jobs and insurance

Woven throughout the text are true stories from more than 100 survivors of childhood cancer. For information, visit this page.

Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents, 3rd ed.

No parent likes to think about their child having to go to the hospital. But it happens—more than 3 million children are hospitalized each year in the United States. Whether a child needs stitches, outpatient surgery, or a long stay in the hospital, Your Child in the Hospital describes how parents can make the most of the facilities, liven up the atmosphere, and even have some fun. It explains how to prepare your child, cope with procedures, plan for surgery, communicate with doctors, and deal with bills and insurance.

It is also full of sensible tips as well as suggestions about what to pack, helpful books to read beforehand, and even how to get free plane rides for specialty care. Woven throughout the text are dozens of practical and encouraging stories from parents of hospitalized children. When you are packing the stuffed animals and pajamas to take to the hospital, make sure to take this pocket guide with you! For more information, visit this page.

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